- Treatment of: Tinea capitis
- To effectively treat tinea capitis, oral antifungal agents must be used.
- Griseofulvin is considered the drug of choice in the U.S.,
- Recommended time course is 6 weeks to several months.
- Other oral agents to consider include terbinafine, itraconazole, fluconazole, and ketoconazole.
- If there is a kerion (area of boggy, purulent inflammation underlying the area of hair loss),
- The patient is at increased risk for scarring alopecia due to bacterial superinfection, and a short course of oral steroids and oral antibiotics must be considered.
- Reference from – Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (61st Ed), Pg no: 98